International Business Studies FT
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level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• can identify a suitable topic for their Master thesis and narrow it down to a workable level.
• are able to define a suitable objective, research question and method.
• are able to prepare and present their ideas in an easily understandable way.
• are able to critically discuss, reflect and thereby further develop their ideas and those of their fellow students against the background of the academic "state of the art".

prerequisites and co-requisites

Contents of all courses with links to the topic of the Master thesis of the entire program, especially Research Methods I-III, Academic Writing and MA-Camp

course contents

• Topic development and preparation in the context of a poster and an exposé
• Presentation and discussion of a poster in small groups
• Poster and exposé creation

recommended or required reading

• Gill, John; Johnson, Phil: Research Methods for Managers. Sage (latest edition)
• Hofmann, Angelika H.: Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University Press (latest edition)
• Oshima, Alice; Hogue, Ann: Writing academic English. Pearson (latest edition)
• Skren, Timothy: Writing Scientific English: A Workbook. Facultas (latest edition)
• Sowie Literatur in Abhängigkeit vom gewählten Thema der Masterarbeit und der gewählten Methode

assessment methods and criteria

Exposé, presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)